Works of Heart: Building Village Through the Arts available in Hardcover
This full-color celebration of communities engaged in creative cultural expression profiles nine exemplary grassroots arts projects depicting an intersection of creativity with love of place. Stories range from children building an African-inspired mud facade on their Oregon middle school to an annual blessing-procession and festival in North Philadelphia that brings to life dozens of the most depressed blocks in urban America. Other regions represented include Minneapolis, Boston, Berkeley, rural Maine, San Francisco, the New York Bronx, and Vancouver, Canada. Community-based arts resources are sited throughout.
Works of Heart offers a compendium of multicultural human-interest stories that will inspire and inform both community development professionals and citizen activists. Among those profiled are Lily Yeh and the Village of Arts and Humanities, Clara Wainwright and the Faith Quilts Project, Dolly Hopkins and Public Dreams, and the Beehive Collective.
|Publisher:||New Village Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Suzanne Young is a writer, editor, essayist, and independent communications specialist serving Fortune 500 clients for more than a decade.
Table of Contents
WORKING WITH WHAT'S UNDERFOOT Thomas Borrup
SONG OF THE WOUNDED EARTH Suzanne Young
SAVING THE SOAP Heather Beal
GARDEN OF HOPE Clare Cooper Marcus
MUD MURALS Kiko Denzer
AN ARTIST JOURNEYS HOME Annie Lanzillotto
PIECING A BIGGER STORY Kate Madden Yee
COMING HOME: PUBLIC DREAMS GOES BACK TO THE VILLAGE Kate Madden Yee
ARTIST AS ACTIVIST
RIVER AS WORDS Pamela Michaels, Alicia Hokanson
CROSS-POLLINATING THE GRASSROOTS A Bee Friend